Passengers walk through JFK Airport (Flickr: ricoeurian)

 

Haitian man is being charged with Saturday's security breach at JFK Airport

 

Jules Paul Bouloute is facing trespassing charges after he allegedly caused
a security breach Saturday afternoon at New York’s
John F.
Kennedy International
Airport.

 

The incident caused an immediate evacuation of the JFK terminal, which disrupted
travel and caused massive delays for hundreds of angry passengers.

 

The 57-year-old man was arrested later in the evening at his Brooklyn
home and is being charged with criminal trespassing according to the Port
Authority.

 

Bouloute was returning from his homeland of Haiti,
where he was visiting until the massive 7.0 earthquake rocked the tiny country.
He had flown from Haiti
to the Dominican Republic
and then hopped a plane to Orlando
before finally arriving in JFK on Saturday.

 

The breach, which the TSA said occurred around 3:30pm when Bouloute entered a door marked "employees
only", forced agents to clear Terminal 8 and re-screen each and every
passenger.

 

Unlike the breach at Newark
earlier this month, the cameras did pick up the entire incident right away,
which led to police being able to find and arrest the man within hours.

 

Source: Associated Press

Flickr: ricoeurian

One Response

  1. Salvatore

    What an idiot! Who in their right mind opens a door clearly marked employees only, especially in this day and age with extra high airport security!? I hope he gets what is coming to him when he goes to court.

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